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Here are the latest announcements and opportunities to get involved in WRFI, follow along with us on this journey of serving Ithaca and Watkins Glen with community radio. We love hearing from you! Contact us anytime. 

Interview with Matt Kadane (New Year / Bedhead) [AUDIO]

By Domenic Gagliano

Matt Kadane stopped by the WRFI Community Radio studios to discuss his work in Bedhead, The New Year and other projects with selections played highlighting his long career in music. The New Year’s latest record “Snow” came out in 2017. (interview edited for rebroadcast, original airdate 11/11/18) Many thanks to Matt, and for all the…

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YOUR DONATION MATCHED WED & THURS, Special Free Pile, Live Music, SOA Watch

By Felix

There are only three days left in our once-a-year marathon fund drive. And there’s never been a better time to give: All donations to the station on Wednesday (11/14) and Thursday (11/5) will be matched by an anonymous donor! More than ever, local and independent media must be protected. Working together, we can continue to amplify…

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Photo credit: Jacob Mroczek. Photo description: Tiffany Chai, a Cornell PhD student and mental health columnist for the Ithaca Voice, shares her perspective at a media training about reporting on suicide responsibly that took place on Oct. 15 at the Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca.

Letter from the Editors: Announcing ‘The Loneliness Project’

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Loneliness Project: a multimedia collaboration between WRFI, The Ithaca Voice, The Cornell Daily Sun, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. In a series of long-form online articles, audio pieces, videos, and infographics, we will take a careful look at loneliness and its impact on mental…

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Daily features and interviews from our community

Tom Shevory and Patricia Zimmerman – FLEFF – March 26th, 2014

By admin | March 26, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Tom Shevory and Patricia Zimmerman of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival about the event’s history and what’s in store for its 17th iteration. This interview originally aired on the March 26th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Ithaca Fixers Collective – March 13th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | March 13, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Diane Cohen,  Executive Director of Finger Lakes ReUse, and other members of the Ithaca Fixers Collective. This interview originally aired on the March 13th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Jason Otero and Samantha Hillson – Ithaca Public Art Commission – March 6th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | March 6, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Jason Otero and Samantha Hillson of the Ithaca Public Art Commission about the group’s work in the community and the 21 Boxes project. This interview originally aired on the March 6th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Nancy Ostman – “Historic Coverlets Unwrapped” – February 27th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | February 27, 2014

Samuel Whitehead interviews Nancy Ostman of the Tompkins County Quilters Guild about the exhibit “Historic Coverlets Unwrapped,” which runs at The History Center in Tompkins County until April 5th, 2014. This interview originally aired on the February 27th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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John Spence – Executive Director of the Community Arts Partnership – February 14th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | February 14, 2014

Samuel Whitehead interviews John Spence, the Executive Director of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. Originally aired on WRFI Community Radio News on February 14th, 2014.  

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Beth Prentice – President of the Board of Directors of Educate the Children International

By WRFI News Staff | January 28, 2014

WRFI’s Ute Ritz-Deutch and Chantal Thomas spoke with Beth Prentice, President of the Board of Directors of Educate the Children International, a non-profit organization working with women and children in Nepal. Here are some highlights from that interview. This cut of this interview originally aired on our January 27th, 2014 news cast. Production from John…

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